Manager - Quality

Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Noida, South Asia, IN

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. 
We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. 
These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Job Title: Quality Manager Operations and Customer Services (Business process services)


Purpose of job:


The Quality Manager will be responsible for overall quality function for all BPS Operations and will be involved in defining and designing the quality frameworks (Internal & External) for understanding, customer needs and requirements.

The role will also be required to ensure all required documentation for certifications (ISO 27K, 23K, 9K) is established and implemented across all function of BPS.

Is responsible to act as first line of defense (giving assurance to Delivery head that all practices/policies are in place in BPS)


Role context 


  • BPS operates in 24*7 operations, with any 2 week offs in a calendar week (doesn’t necessarily mean a Saturday or Sunday).
  • The role is required to work closely with senior manager operations and customer services.
  • There are 5 key process in BPS involving approx. 300 - 400 resources – both front and back office.
  • The individual is required to operate in a secured environment i.e. access to personal belongings and mobile phones or any other electronic devices is not allowed on production floor.
  • The role will demand cross working between various customer services and operational processes for effective implementation of quality principles.


Main opportunities/challenges for this role 

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:


Quality Assurance

The Quality Manager will be responsible for overall quality function for all BPS functions i.e, Operations and customer services and will be involved in defining and designing the quality frameworks (Internal & External) for understanding, customer needs and requirements. A detailed requirement for Quality Assurance is mentioned below: -

  • Establish quality assurance and quality control practices across all function lines.
  • Establish, implement and document procedures, process and policies in line with ISO 9K standards.
  • Establish, implement and review a robust operational risk framework in all BPS functionsDevelop/ support /provide consultancy and implement appropriate process management controls in delivery functions.
  • Work closely with Senior Manager in establish the right practices as per the industry best practices.
  • Review all feedback and escalation for corrective actions.
  • Own establish and implement the long-term goals in Quality Management framework.
  • Periodic training need identification based on volume drivers.
  • Drive culture of Continual improvements in all functions in BPS.
  • Implementation of Six Sigma methodology in the business.
  • Re-visiting the internal quality control process and look out for opportunity areas.
  • Monitors all QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis, identifies areas of improvement and implements steps required to improve processes
  • Defining Quality Control framework for new processes or business in transition.
  • Devising and reviewing specifications for services and processes



The Quality Manager will be involved in various internal and external audits for the BPS operations as detailed below: -

  • Be first line of defense by conducting in-house audits of process and releasing an independent report to the senior manager/head of function.
  • Ensure all internal and external audit observation are closed on time with high quality corrective actions implementations.
  • Manage Records to ensure compliance to Freedom of information act


Customer Satisfaction

The desired candidate will be responsible for driving Operational CSAT for all businesses which deal with internal and external customers, a detailed requirement is appended below:-

  • Maintains customer satisfaction by providing problems-solving initiatives.
  • Improve customer service experience, create engaged customers and facilitate growth.
  • Identify area of opportunities for the business from a customer perspective and implement actions plans to improve end to end customer experience.


Team Management

  • People Management (leadership, stakeholder management, QA team management)
  • Formulate, Implement, track career path & Individual Development Plans of each member in the team
  • Metrics Management through regular reviews and delivering specific metric goals against targets
  • Manage the team and ensure high service delivery and execution


Information Security and other mandatory compliances:

  • Read, understand and comply with the information security policies.
  • Raise incident / blow whistle when observe any noncompliance to information security or IELTS compliance related policies.
  • Ensure compliances to Organisational policies like code of conduct, IT policy etc.




  • Graduate or equivalent (min 50%)
  • Certified ISO 9001 as Auditor
  • Certifies Green Belt
  • Good Understanding of MS VISIO


Role specific knowledge and experience


  • Minimum work experience 8 – 10 year in the field of quality management in customer services or operations.
  • Able to simultaneously manage tasks for multiple processes
  • Be proficient in creating and documenting procedures.
  • Be proficient in conducting audits
  • Be proficient in managing customer escalations and preparing corrective actions.
  • Be proficient in managing internal and external audits.
  • Have great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be Versatile. A big part of the BPS function is the willingness to help one another even though it may fall outside of the job description
  • Motivated self-starter who must be eager to learn and develop as the role expands


Further Information

Pay Band – 7

Contract Type – FTC , 2 years  

Department/Country- IELTS Online/ India - Noida

Closing Date (Time) – 25th Jan 22 (IST -23:59)

Job Title: Quality Manager Operations and Customer Services (Business process services)



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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


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